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ChesspalacePolgar Gyarmathy

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Chess improves holistic, visual thinking, develops the systematic thinking, decision making, problem solving, creative thinking. It is the route to the critical thinking that is needed in the digital age. Chess improves memory and concentration and prevent the specific learning difficulties, like dyslexia, through the neurological harmonization.

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ChesspalacePolgar Gyarmathy

  1. 1. Dr. habil. Gyarmathy Éva Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Strategy Games in the Education of the Digital Age
  2. 2. Strategy Games in the Education of the Digital Age „I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.” Albert Einstein
  3. 3. The third of the children has diagnosed as suffering specific learning difficulties
  4. 4. Current reply from the education
  5. 5. Different ways of thinking LITERACY Logical thinking Details Facts, relations Words, language Knowledge, science Recognition Systematic thinking Knowing the name of things Thinking in reality Acting Strategy Sequentiality AUDIO-VISUALITY Feelings, intuition Seeing as a whole Imagination, patterns Symbols, images Philosophy, art Beliefs Spatial-visual thinking Knowing how things work Fantasy Recognising possibilities Taking risks Simultaneity
  6. 6. L e ft R ig h t g lo b a l p a r a lle l v is u a l S p e e c h R e a d in g W r itin g C o u n t in g L o g ic A n a ly s is R e la tio n s P a r t s V is u a lity S p a t ia l a b ilit ie s Im a g in a tio n M u s ic a lit y E m o t io n s H u m o r M o v in g W h o le a n a litic a l s e q u e n t ia l v e r b a l Two types of information processing
  7. 7. Different ways of thinking LITERACY Logical thinking Details Facts, relations Words, language Knowledge, science Recognition Systematic thinking Knowing the name of things Thinking in reality Acting Strategy Sequentiality AUDIO-VISUALITY Feelings, intuition Seeing as a whole Imagination, patterns Symbols, images Philosophy, art Beliefs Spatial-visual thinking Knowing how things work Fantasy Recognising possibilities Taking risks Simultaneity
  8. 8. Different ways of thinking LITERACY Logical thinking Details Facts, relations Words, language Knowledge, science Recognition Systematic thinking Knowing the name of things Thinking in reality Acting Strategy Sequentiality AUDIO-VISUALITY Feelings, intuition Seeing as a whole Imagination, patterns Symbols, images Philosophy, art Beliefs Spatial-visual thinking Knowing how things work Fantasy Recognising possibilities Taking risks Simultaneity Systematic thinking Strategy
  9. 9. CHESS IN SCHOOL SUPPORTED BY EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT • The European Parliament adopted the Written Declaration “Chess in School” in 2012. • The EP’s declaration has an aim to bring attention to chess as a teaching tool to schools.and makes kids: • smarter, • more critical thinker, • better problem solver, • more independent decision maker • while enjoying themselves. It directly contributes to academic performance STRATEGY
  10. 10. Chess is Officially in the National Curriculum There are many methods. Judit Polgar’s method is one of more, but • chess is a tool and not the aim, • there are courses for teachers to learn the method, • the teachers don’t have to play chess. STRATEGY
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  13. 13. Chess is Officially in the National Curriculum • Methodical research is needed • Longitudinal studies should be started • Approriate test material has to be created • The main variables should be identified STRATEGY
  14. 14. Chess is Officially in the National Curriculum • the neurological harmony, • the elimination of the diagnoses, • the critical thinking in the schools and beyond. STRATEGY Towards
  15. 15. http://www.diszlexia.hu/E nglish.html gyarmathy.eva@gmail.com

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